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Aaron Altherr got his first lucky break in a while.

Left fielder Marcell Ozuna dived for and missed Altherr's two-run double with two outs in the 10th inning, allowing the Philadelphia Phillies to rally for a 6-5 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night.

Altherr had been hitless in his last 12 at-bats and 1 for 20 before the hit.

"The way things have been going, I thought he was going to catch it," Altherr said. "Thankfully he dove for it and it got by."

Tommy Pham hit a solo homer in the top of the 10th, one inning after a wild pitch on a strikeout kept the game going. But the Phillies rallied.

Rhys Hoskins hit a bloop single to start the bottom of the 10th off Matt Bowman (0-2). Odubel Herrera dived headfirst into first to seemingly beat out an infield single, but the play was overturned by a video review. After Carlos Santana was intentionally walked, Bowman struck out Jesmuel Valentin.

Altherr then hit a sinking liner that appeared to skip off Ozuna's glove before bouncing to the wall.

"It was so nice to see a ball bounce in his direction," Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said of Altherr.

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny tried to explain the unusual strategy to put the winning run on base.

"Wanted to avoid their best hitter," he said of Santana, who is batting .226.

On a day former closer Hector Neris was sent to the minors, Kapler's aggressive use of the bullpen nearly cost him. Seranthony Dominguez — the team's best reliever — wasn't available after pitching 2 1/3 innings in the previous two games. So Kapler turned to Victor Arano and Adam Morgan in the ninth to protect a 4-2 lead. Neither pitcher has ever earned a save.

Yadier Molina hit a one-out single in the ninth off Arano, and Jedd Gyorko followed with a double. Arano struck out Harrison Bader and fanned Yairo Munoz, but Munoz reached when catcher Andrew Knapp failed to block the wild pitch and a run scored.

"I have to make that play. I have to block it," Knapp said.

Morgan came in and allowed a tying single to Kolten Wong.

Pham hit a deep drive off Jake Thompson (1-1) for his 11th homer.

Matt Carpenter and Yadier Molina also hit solo homers for St. Louis.

Herrera hit a three-run homer for Philadelphia.

The Phillies' bullpen wasted a strong start from Nick Pivetta. He had a career-high 13 strikeouts, allowing two runs and four hits in 7 1/3 innings in his best outing since May 21. Pivetta lost his previous four starts, posting a 7.11 ERA in those games.

Pivetta left after Carpenter hit a double high off the fence in right to put runners at second and third. Right fielder Nick Williams exited with a bloody face after the ball hit him on the carom.

Edubray Ramos entered and struck out Pham and Jose Martinez swinging at sliders.

The Phillies have won six of eight games while the Cardinals have lost six of eight.

Cardinals starter Miles Mikolas gave up four runs and six hits in five innings.

EXTRA WORK

The Phillies are 5-1 in extra innings while the Cardinals are 5-6.

ROSTER MOVE

Neris was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley, and lefty Austin Davis was recalled. Neris had a 6.00 ERA in 30 appearances, going 1-3 with 10 saves in 13 chances.

TRAINER'S ROOM

CARDINALS: 

1B Martinez returned to the lineup after missing three games on paternity leave. 1B Luke Voit was optioned to Triple-A Memphis.

PHILLIES: 

RHP Jerad Eickhoff (right hand) is set to throw a bullpen session Tuesday. ... Righty reliever Pat Neshek is scheduled to throw live batting practice Wednesday in the minors.

UP NEXT

RHP Luke Weaver (3-6, 4.52 ERA) starts for the Cardinals and RHP Vince Velasquez (5-7, 4.74) goes for the Phillies on Tuesday night. Weaver has lost both of his career starts vs. Philadelphia. Velasquez is 1-1 vs. St. Louis, including a victory earlier this season.
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs waited and waited and waited Monday night. When the lights malfunctioned again and the forecast called for more rain, they finally said enough.

The rematch of the last two NL Championship Series was postponed by a mixture of poor weather and a limited power outage at Wrigley Field. It will be made up Tuesday afternoon as part of a day-night doubleheader.

It was sunny and hot in Chicago for most of Monday, but clouds began to roll into the area about two hours before the scheduled first pitch. An initial downpour stopped at one point and the grounds crew pulled the tarp off the field, only to put it back on after a short stretch.

There was also trouble with three banks of lights on the first-base side of the iconic 104-year-old ballpark that went on and off a couple times, in addition to some lights in the stands on the third-base side that were out when the game was called after a nearly 3-hour delay.

"It appears to be a limited power outage in the ballpark which is impacting the right-field light operation," Cubs spokesman Julian Green said. "Obviously can't play baseball without a full bank of lights in the ballpark. Notwithstanding the lights, we're also dealing with a pretty heavy storm system in the area, which we're projected to get more rain here."

Green said they don't know the root cause of the power outage, but it appears to be in the ballpark itself and not in the surrounding neighborhood. He said the plan is to have ballpark fully operational by the start of the first game on Tuesday.

"But a lot of work needs to happen tonight to make sure we can do that," Green said.

This is Los Angeles' only scheduled trip to Chicago this season.

"It's out of our control," Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. "It's one of those times when we spent a lot of time here, but there's nothing else we could have done."

Kenta Maeda, Monday night's scheduled starter for Los Angeles, will get the ball for the opener of the doubleheader. Rich Hill will come off the disabled list to start Game 2.

Hill was placed on the DL on May 20 with a blister on his left middle finger, a recurring problem for the veteran left-hander.

The Cubs employed the same plan, with Tyler Chatwood going in the opener and Mike Montgomery staying in place for the previously scheduled game. Montgomery is 2-1 with a 1.14 ERA in four starts since he was inserted into the rotation after Yu Darvish was sidelined by right triceps tendinitis.

The Dodgers are making their first appearance at Wrigley since they advanced to the World Series with an 11-1 victory over the Cubs in Game 5 of the NLCS on Oct. 19. The same teams also met in the 2016 NLCS, with Chicago advancing on its way to its first championship since 1908.
Trevor Bauer turned from pitcher to politician to prize fighter.

If the weather was going to finish him, Bauer was going down swinging.

Bauer pitched seven scoreless innings before a rain delay ended his night, and Jason Kipnis homered to lead the Cleveland Indians to a 6-2 win over the sliding and sloppy Chicago White Sox on Monday.

Bauer (6-5) allowed just three hits, struck out eight and was in line to potentially pitch his first career shutout. However, after the game was halted in the seventh for 35 minutes, manager Terry Francona pulled the right-hander following the delay.

Not before Bauer pleaded his case.

"Carl Willis was lucky he didn't come tell me," Bauer said, referring to Cleveland's pitching coach. "I told him any one but Tito and I was throwing fists."

Bauer was joking, of course, but Francona liked how his right-hander fought to remain in the game.

"Boy, I give him credit, man," Francona said. "Even during the rain delay he was politicking. It just doesn't make sense. But I gotta tell you, if you're going to get into a little bit of a push and shove, I like it that he wants to stay in. I respect the hell out of that. I just didn't think it made sense. I don't have any doubt he could have done it, too. "

Roberto Perez drove in two runs off Dylan Covey (3-2) as Cleveland improved to 15-4 in its last 19 home games against Chicago.

The White Sox committed three errors — one by Covey — in the first three innings, lost their fifth straight and dropped a season-high 23 games under .500.

Matt Davidson homered in the ninth for Chicago.

White Sox manager Rick Renteria felt Covey deserved better.

"Believe it or not even though Dylan did have a few walks, he didn't throw the ball as badly as the numbers might show," he said. "We didn't defend for him. A lot of sloppy play out there to be honest. We just didn't catch the ball and pick him up when we could have and he still ground out five innings."

Chicago's hitters couldn't get anything going against Bauer, who struck out 12 in a tough loss against the White Sox and Covey last week. Bauer was bidding to tie a club record held by two-time Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber with his fifth consecutive game of at least 10 strikeouts.

Bauer got to eight, but was denied any more because of a line of storms off Lake Erie and Francona's decision not to push him further. Bauer has thrown at least 100 pitches in all 16 starts this season.

The enigmatic starter is crediting his success to some new pitches and a "tunneling approach" in which he divides the plate into quadrants.

"The more I'm able to execute those spots, with given pitches, the more confusion there is in the hitters because they see the same look over and over, and the ball goes different ways at different speeds and what not," he said.

Perez's two-run, ground-rule double highlighted Cleveland's three-run second inning, which was set up by Chicago second baseman Yoan Moncada's fielding error.

MARSHALL PLAN

Indians reliever Evan Marshall left in the eighth after complaining of elbow soreness. Francona said the team will likely have an update on him Wednesday.

MORE THAN A NAME

Looking for bullpen help, the Indians signed veteran reliever Marc Rzepczynski to a minor league deal and assigned him to Triple-A Columbus. The left-hander previously pitched for Cleveland from 2013-15, appearing in 145 games.

The club currently needs a lefty reliever with both Andrew Miller and Tyler Olson on the disabled list. Rzepczynski could be an option.

"It's a guy we know," Francona said. "We're down to one lefty right now, so it's a guy that certainly could come here and help. He didn't sign to stay in Triple-A."

Francona joked that he still has trouble spelling the lefty's last name.

"I've got it in my phone: Z-E-P," he said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

White Sox: 

Renteria said OF Avisail Garcia (strained right hamstring) is progressing well on a rehab assignment at Triple-A Charlotte. Garcia's status will be reassessed after he plays Tuesday and Wednesday. He's been on the disabled list since May 24.

Indians: 

OF Bradley Zimmer will undergo an MRI on his right shoulder. Zimmer felt discomfort while throwing after he initially strained the shoulder while doing drills after being sent to Columbus to work on his game. "I don't think he thought it was anything, and it just didn't feel good. So, we're going to go ahead and get him looked at," Francona said.

UP NEXT

Indians:

RHP Mike Clevinger will face the White Sox for the second straight start. He set a career high with 11 strikeouts and held Chicago to one run over seven innings last Thursday. 

White Sox:

Carlos Rodon will start for the White Sox.
Despite a 9-run deficit in the fourth inning, the Paducah Chiefs almost came all the way back, eventually falling 11-9 to the Owensboro RiverDawgs on Sunday. The Chiefs scored six runs in the failed comeback. Kevin Brenning, Jacob Hartline, Peyton Sockwell, Tyler Hubbard, and Blake Johnson each picked up RBIs. 

Paducah couldn't keep up with Owensboro early in the game. The RiverDawgs scored on a sacrifice fly by Matt Jewell and a sacrifice fly by Danny Torres in the second inning. In the second inning, Owensboro  got their offense started when Jewell's sac fly scored one run.
 
The Chiefs put up three runs in the sixth inning. Paducah's offense in the inning came from a single by Sockwell and a double by Hartline.
 
Owensboro scored five runs in the third inning. The big inning for the RiverDawgs came thanks to a walk by P.J. Barry and a home run by Torres. 

Blake Graham took the win for the RiverDawgs. He went five innings, allowing four runs on six hits, striking out six and walking one. Ian Ellis and Trevor Salmon entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief. Ellis recorded the last nine outs to earn the save for Owensboro.
 
Mason Vineyard took the loss for Paducah Chiefs. He surrendered seven runs on two hits over three innings, striking out four.
 
Paducah tallied one home run on the day. Kyle Antos had a dinger in the second inning. 

The Chiefs totaled 12 hits in the game. Reid Homan, Brenning, Antos, and Sockwell all managed multiple hits for Paducah Chiefs. Sockwell, Antos, Brenning, and Homan all had two hits to lead Paducah.
 
The RiverDawgs totaled six hits. Austin Peterson and Kobe Stephens each collected multiple hits for Owensboro RiverDawgs.
Justin Allgaier won all three stages and the NASCAR Xfinity Series race Sunday at Iowa Speedway for his second victory of the season.

Racing for Dale Earnhardt Jr. in JR Motorsports' No. 7 Chevrolet Camaro, Allgaier led 182 of 250 laps and survived an unlucky late caution by winning the restart.

Allgaier also won last month at Dover. He has seven career victories — but few of those runs were as dominant as the one Allgaier pulled off in the searing heat on Iowa's short track.

"We had a great car," Allgaier said. "Incredible ... how could you not enjoy this?"

Despite Allgaier's dominance, Christopher Bell made him work to keep the lead throughout the final stage — at times closing to within a tenth of a second of taking the lead — before finishing second.

"We were really close," Bell said. "We could never pass (Allgaier)...I could never get outside of him, I could never get inside of him."

Daniel Hemric was third, followed by Cole Custer and Brandon Jones, and Riley Herbst was sixth in his series debut. Points leader Elliott Sadler lost a tire at the end of stage one. He finished 28th and saw his lead dwindle to just four points. Allgaier's Dover win came with an asterisk, as a post-race penalty cost him his playoff points and the virtual guarantee of a postseason spot that comes with a victory But Allgaier made sure he'll have a say in the championship hunt, piloting the fastest car in the field through all three stages.

Austin Cindric, driving the No. 22 Team Penske car that Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano and Ryan Blaney already won in this season, won his first career pole earlier Sunday. Cindric led the first 58 laps after leading just six in his career prior to the race, but Allgaier snuck past him with two laps left. Cindric never threatened after that, finishing 11th.

Allgaier's dominance continued in stage two, which he took by a full second over Bell. Allgaier then kept the lead for the final stage, but Bell had managed to get side-by-side with Bell on a long green-flag run. Pit strategy looked like it might decide the race before had Chad Finchum hit the wall with 51 laps to go. But Allgaier again beat Bell by a second on the ensuing stop.

"I felt like we were better than the (No.) 7 (car) all day. Just couldn't pass him," Bell said. "It's pretty hard to pass a car that's really good like that."

The final caution came when Brandon Hightower clipped the wall with 18 laps to go. But since everyone had already had enough fuel and was on their last set of tires, Allgaier simply jumped back out in front and cruised to a win — one that clinched his second consecutive multi-victory season.

Allgaier also won twice last year.